George Elmaraghy, the Ohio EPA water regulator forced out by Gov. John Kasich, said he wants to stay on the job and was threatened with termination if he did not sign a retirement notice, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
The group Environment Ohio visited a church with an energy-efficient lighting system that has saved thousands of dollars as part of its effort to press lawmakers to maintain current standards for renewable energy and efficiency, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Todd Snitchler, chairman of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, was the keynote speaker at a 2011 meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group that opposes renewable energy requirements. Snitchler recently opposed plans for a solar farm in his state, The Associated Press reports.
Public Utilities Commission of Ohio Chairman Todd Snitchler has been a frequent critic of renewable energy on his Twitter feed, sharing no positive thoughts in more than 1,000 tweets from the past year. Snitchler and his agency ruled against a new solar-energy project last week, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Ohio lawmakers are not likely to implement changes to its energy-efficiency rules for utilities until next year at the earliest, despite arguments from power company FirstEnergy about the added cost for consumers, The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Arthur McDonald, who, alongside Takaaki Kajita, won the Nobel prize for physics Tuesday for his work with neutrinos, says the processes his team observed on the Sun “are very similar to the processes people are investigating on Earth to develop nuclear fusion reactors,” The Financial Times reports.
In a speech to oil industry executives Tuesday, Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden is renewing his call for carbon pricing by governments, which he says will “level the playing field” for renewables and natural gas in the energy market, Bloomberg reports.
The nuclear industry is good at safety and physical security but lacking when it comes to cybersecurity, according to a report from the Chatham House think tank that points to a “culture of denial” when it comes to hacking, The Financial Times reports.
An analysis released Monday by the Pace Global Center for Liquefied Natural Gas concludes that overseas power plants burning LNG shipped from the U.S. still would release far fewer greenhouse gases than those burning local coal, FuelFix reports.
The Bureau of Land Management says Cadiz Inc., the company hoping to ship Mojave Desert groundwater to cities in Southern California, needs an environmental review for its pipeline right-of-way over federal land, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Traders were selling in the oil market early Tuesday to cash in on a big jump in the price on Monday. West Texas Intermediate crude lost 35 cents to $45.89 a barrel on the Nymex, while in London Brent fell 20 cents to $49.05, Reuters reports.